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3 years ago

Android Device Manager app now lets guests temporarily track their lost phones

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Android Device Manager

Android Device Manager is an extremely useful app for tracking and finding your lost or stolen phone, and now you can use it to give a friend a helping hand when their phone is lost as well. The latest update to the app gives you a "Guest" option in the account switcher menu, which then lets a friend log into their Google Account and track their Android devices. Once logged in they can track, ring and erase their phones just as if they were using the ADM website or an installed app on another one of their devices.

Having temporary access to someone else's Android device to track a lost or stolen device could mean the difference between finding it and never seeing it again, so we applaud Google's inclusion of this feature in the latest release. You can download the Android Device manager app at the Play Store link above — it may just save your (or someone else's) phone one day.

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3 years ago

Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta now available on Google Play

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Unearthed on the Shield

Semaphore Studios has released Semaphore's new title for Android, Uearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta (which I'll be calling Unearthed from here on out). The very first thing you need to know is that they have done what we rarely see, and that is release an Android version that's equal to the version you can buy for your PlayStation. That tells me they "get" mobile, and any game studio that gets mobile has my immediate attention.

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3 years ago

T-Mobile merger with Sprint looks more likely as Softbank and Deutsche Telekom agree on sale

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T-Mobile merger with Sprint looks more likely as Softbank and Deutsche Telekom agree on sale

Softbank is making an end-run around concerns about a merger of Sprint and T-Mobile US by instead hitting up T-Mobile's parent company Deutsche Telekom. As reported by Japanese news agency Kyodo, Japan-based Softbank has entered into an agreement with Germany-based Deutsche Telekom to buy the latter's ownership stake in US carrier T-Mobile. The US Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice have expressed their concerns about the potential for such consolidation in the US cellular market, and the move by Softbank would likely end up still being heavily scrutinized.

The end result (a Sprint/T-Mobile merger) would likely still be the same, though this move might bring the two companies as separate entities under the same umbrella corporation first. Softbank bought Sprint last year for $21.6 billion, and they've been vocal about their desire to also buy T-Mobile. Sprint, too, has been pursuing T-Mobile, though it's more likely that Softbank's even deeper pockets would be better suited to such an acquisition.

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3 years ago

U.S. Cellular Samsung Galaxy S3 gets KitKat update

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Reports are flying in today that U.S. Cellular is finally rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat for the Samsung Galaxy S3. It looks like the update may have started last night, so if you're rocking an S3 on US Cellular, you should have been able to grab the OTA update by now.

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3 years ago

New, plastic HTC One outed on HTC China site

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Following recent rumors of a plastic HTC One being in the works, HTC China has taken the wraps off this new model with a post on Weibo linking to a promotional site for the phone. Besides the change in materials, you're looking at familiar chips and software, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor and HTC's BoomSound-based audio. Despite the high-end internals, the chassis looks a little more like last year's HTC One, the M7, than this year's offering.

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3 years ago

Android apps on sale for May 29, 2014

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Android apps on sale

Everybody likes to save a few bucks, especially when it comes to Android apps. Deals are always coming and going on Google Play and on the Amazon App Store, and we're keeping track of them daily, so you don't have to. These deals could change at any time, of course, and we'll add more as we spot them throughout the day. So check back early and often.

And without further ado, here are some of the Android apps you can save on today.

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3 years ago

Revamped Dragon Quest VIII RPG lands on Android

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Dragon Quest for Android

Classic Square Enix role-playing game Dragon Quest VIII has launched on Android today. The game has been fully revamped with 3D graphics and a few other touch-friendly elements while retaining the setting's charm. The story follows a brave unnamed hero as he tries to break a malicious curse placed on his king and princess. There's alchemical crafting, monster gladiatorial battles, and gambling to enjoy throughout the game between working your way through the fantasy storyline.

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active for AT&T photo set leaks, looks more rugged and tank-like

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We've seen the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active leak our a few times already, including a surprisingly lengthy hands-on video of the S5 Active in a dude's truck (how appropriate, huh?), so what's one more? We've seen the back of this phone before, but only in that video, so what we have now is a better look — a still photograph, if you will — of the front and back of the Galaxy S5 Active.

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3 years ago

The Guardian gets a major update with new UI and notifications

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The Guardian has introduced a big update to their mobile app today which revamps the user interface, adds in some extra notifications, and a few more bells and whistles. Of course there's a full commenting system for articles, but users can also submit their own photos from around the world to share for contests and other themed stories. If you don't have time to read something, stories can be cached for offline reading later. You can shuffle around the sections so the most important and interesting stuff shows up first on your home page.

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3 years ago

Samsonite buys case maker Speck for $85 million

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Speck, one of the biggest names in cases, has been purchased by Samsonite, one of the biggest names in luggage, for $85 million. Speck has been around since 2001 and makes cases for all kinds of electronic devices including phones, tablets, MacBooks and e-readers. They have various well-known lines of cases that include the CandyShell, FabShell and PixelSkin for phones as well as the SeeThru and SmartShell for MacBook.

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3 years ago

Help get the Android Central Podcast to the top of Pocket Casts' new trending section!

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Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts — one of our favorite podcatchers for Android — has updated with a trending podcasts list. And there are some find selections currently in the top 12 or so, including Mobile Nations' own Connectedly podcast, Review and Debug. And a personal favorite, StarTalk Radio, with some dude named Neil Degrasse Tyson. (Seriously, check it out if you've yet to do so.)

But the Android Central Podcast simply is too far down on that list.

This. Shall. Not. Stand. It's time for a full frontal assault.

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3 years ago

Sunrise calendar app comes to Android

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Sunrise is a new calendar app launching on Android today, which may very well have you ditching the native Android app. It smartly plugs into multiple services, like Facebook, Foursquare, and LinkedIn, as well as your multiple Google Calendars to provide a comprehensive look at your upcoming day, week, and month. Previous Foursquare check-ins populate days past, and birthdays pull in Facebook profile pictures. A strong web app ensures you can keep on top of things from your browser as well.

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3 years ago

Android 4.4 KitKat rolling out to Sprint's Galaxy Note 2

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Sure, the Galaxy Note 3 has received an update to the latest version of Android in March, but what about its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 2? After outlining that the device would be receiving the KitKat update later this month, Samsung is making good on its promise by rolling out the update to Sprint's Galaxy Note 2.

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3 years ago

Oppo N1 Mini struts its stuff in leaked photos ahead of tomorrow's launch

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The Oppo N1 Mini is due to be officially announced shortly, but already we understand expected specifications and even have an idea as to what the product will look like. Today, we're looking at a handful of leaked photos showing the N1 Mini off in all its glory. An interesting observation to note is the inclusion of a swivel-based camera.

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3 years ago

How to take a screenshot on the LG G3

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Taking a screenshot on the LG G3 is as simple as pressing buttons or swiping the screen

LG G3

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img { width: 100%; height: auto; } .devicebox ul { display: table; margin: 0 0 10px; width: 100%; } .devicebox ul li { background: #f7f7f7; margin: 2px 0; padding: 4px 15px; } .devicebox ul li:hover { background: #fff; } .devicebox ul li:before { display: none; } .devicebox p ~ p { line-height: 1.25; } .devicebox p:first-of-type + p { padding: 15px; } .devicebox a.buy-link { border-radius: 5px; display: inline-block; font: 14px/31px "Proxima Nova Extrabld",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; text-align: center; } .devicebox a.buy-link, .devicebox a.buy-link:link, .devicebox a.buy-link:active, .devicebox a.buy-link:visited { background: #37B5D7; color: #FFF; } .devicebox a.buy-link:hover { background: #2694B2; text-decoration: none; } .devicebox a.buy-link:before { content: "\e61e"; font: 40px/0 "ac_iconset" !important; margin: 0 3px 0 -8px; vertical-align: middle; } @media all and (min-width: 1025px), all and (max-width: 800px) and (min-width: 660px) { /* div:not(.columns-3) excludes help menu content */ .article-body-wrap > div:not(.columns-3) > *:first-child:not(.sticky-wrapper) .devicebox { padding: 20px 0 25px; } .article-body-wrap > div:not(.columns-3) > *:first-child:not(.sticky-wrapper) .devicebox .video { float: left; margin: 0 30px 0 0; width: calc(100% - 375px); } .article-body-wrap > div:not(.columns-3) > *:first-child:not(.sticky-wrapper) .devicebox h3 + p { bottom: 37px; display: block; overflow: hidden; position: absolute; top: 60px; width: calc(100% - 375px); } .article-body-wrap > div:not(.columns-3) > *:first-child:not(.sticky-wrapper) .devicebox p img, .article-body-wrap > div:not(.columns-3) > *:first-child:not(.sticky-wrapper) .devicebox p > img { position: absolute; top: 50%; transform: translateY(-50%); } .article-body-wrap > div:not(.columns-3) > *:first-child:not(.sticky-wrapper) .devicebox p:nth-child(n+3), .article-body-wrap > div:not(.columns-3) > *:first-child:not(.sticky-wrapper) .devicebox ul { box-sizing: border-box; margin-left: calc(100% - 345px); width: 340px; } .article-body-wrap > div:not(.columns-3) > *:first-child:not(.sticky-wrapper) .devicebox p.list-head { margin-top: -5px; } } @media all and (max-width: 1024px) and (min-width: 801px), all and (max-width: 660px) { .devicebox h3 { text-align: center; } .devicebox ul, .devicebox p { display: block; } } @media all and (max-width: 800px) and (min-width: 660px) { .devicebox { padding: 20px 0 25px; } .devicebox .video { float: left; margin: 0 30px 0 0; width: calc(100% - 375px); } .devicebox h3 + p { bottom: 37px; display: block; overflow: hidden; position: absolute; top: 60px; width: calc(100% - 375px); } .devicebox p img, .devicebox p > img { position: absolute; top: 50%; transform: translateY(-50%); } .devicebox p:nth-child(n+3), .devicebox ul { box-sizing: border-box; margin-left: calc(100% - 345px); width: 340px; } .devicebox p.list-head { margin-top: -5px; } } @media all and (min-width: 1025px), all and (max-width: 800px) and (min-width: 661px), all and (max-width: 500px) { /* 2x buy buttons */ .devicebox a.buy-link { width: calc(50% - 2.5px); margin: 0 5px 5px 0; } .devicebox a.buy-link:nth-of-type(even) { margin: 0 0 5px 0; } .devicebox a.buy-link:last-of-type:nth-of-type(odd) { width: 100%; } } @media all and (max-width: 1024px) and (min-width: 801px), all and (max-width: 659px) and (min-width: 501px) { /* 3x buy buttons */ .devicebox a.buy-link { width: calc(100%/3 - 10px/3); margin: 0 5px 5px 0; } .devicebox a.buy-link:nth-of-type(3n):not(:nth-last-of-type(2)) { margin: 0 0 5px 0; } .devicebox a.buy-link:only-child { width: 100%; margin: 0 0 5px 0; } .devicebox a.buy-link:nth-last-of-type(2):nth-of-type(3n+1), .devicebox a.buy-link:nth-last-of-type(2):nth-of-type(3n+1) ~ a.buy-link, .devicebox a.buy-link:nth-last-of-type(4):nth-of-type(3n+1), .devicebox a.buy-link:nth-last-of-type(4):nth-of-type(3n+1) ~ a.buy-link { width: calc(50% - 2.5px); } .devicebox a.buy-link:nth-last-of-type(2):nth-of-type(3n+1) ~ a.buy-link, .devicebox a.buy-link:nth-last-of-type(4):nth-of-type(3n+1) ~ a.buy-link:nth-last-of-type(odd) { margin: 0 0 5px 0; } } @media all and (max-width: 800px) { .devicebox { margin: 0 0 30px; max-width: none; width: auto; } } @media all and (max-width: 500px) { .devicebox { margin: 0 0 30px; max-width: none; width: auto; } .devicebox a.buy-link:before { display: none; } } .page-admin .devicebox {max-width: 350px;} .page-admin .devicebox .video_iframe {position: relative; height: 0; padding-bottom: 56.9%;} .page-admin .devicebox .video_iframe iframe {width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute;} /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/

As with most Android phones, taking a screenshot on the LG G3 is simple enough, if you know the trick. There are a couple of ways to save the image on your screen for posterity, and they're both really easy, as for the most part LG's using the standard Android button configuration. Only thing is, the main physical keys are on the back of the phone, so you'll need to go about pressing them in a slightly different way.

And there's also a secondary way to grab a screenshot and annotate it, using the built-in QMemo+ application. Let's get stuck in after the break.

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